It was interesting to find out that many cats don’t get regular veterinary care. Why? Cats are great in masking signs of illness and injury, making their owners have a different perspective caring for them. Both cats and dogs have the same needs and benefits from an annual vet exam.
An annual vet exam is essential in helping your pet live long and healthy.
Prevents Future Costly Problems
From a thorough exam, a vet can fully access your pet’s health. As I mentioned above many pets tend to be stoic, wherein they don’t show any symptoms until a disease reaches an advanced stage. A vet exam can determine and diagnose many diseases, preventing them from worsening.
Pets age faster than we do, so missing even one yearly check-up can be like us not visiting a doctor for over five years.
Pet Care Education
Use your pet’s annual vet exam as an opportunity to ask questions.
As your pet ages, changes occur in their physical condition. A vet exam is a benchmark in educating and providing you ways to care for your pet.
Golden Retrievers are known for being stoic and very good in pleasing their owners. Our dog Sugar had a mass (a size of a ping pong) on her tongue and did not show any signs of discomfort. Took two surgeries to remove it and we are very fortunate of the positive results. As a pet parent, it is my responsibility to work with Sugar’s vet in monitoring her emotional and physical status. Preventing an illness is much easier than treating it.
Do you love your pet? The best way to ensure a healthy longer life is to take your pet in for their annual vet exam. It is the best “LOVE” you can give to your pet.